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Esso Maracaibo (I) - (1947-1956)
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"Esso Maracaibo" ex. USS "Narraguagas" (AOG-32).
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 30 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull,
under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1529), at East Coast Shipyards Inc.,
Launched, 15 October 1944;
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 20 November 1944;
Commissioned USS "Narraguagas" (AOG-32), 2 December 1944, with a Coast Guard crew;
Decommissioned, 5 March 1946, at San Pedro, CA.;
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 April 1947;
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, June 1947, for disposal;
Sold by the Maritime Commission to Compania de Petroleo Lago, Maracaibo,
Venezuela, renamed "Esso Maracaibo".
Final history : see above.
Displacement 846 t.(lt) 2,270 t.(fl); Length 220' 6"; Beam 37'; Draft 17';
Speed 10kts; Complement 62; Armament, one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount,
two 40mm guns, three single 20mm gun mounts;
Cargo DWT 1,228;
Propulsion, diesel electric engines, single screw, 720hp.